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  • International Trade 2016 - Pocket Statistics
    Statistics bulletin 23.5.2017

    International Trade 2016 Pocket Statistics has been published on Internet in Pdf-format. Also Finnish and Swedish versions are available.

  • Volume of exports fell by four per cent in 2016
    Statistics bulletin 21.3.2017

    According to Finnish Customs’ foreign trade statistics, the value of Finland’s goods exports went down by four per cent in 2016. The value of exports amounted to 51.8 billion euros. The fall in the value of exports was all due to a decrease of four per cent in export volumes. Export prices increased by 0.4 per cent. The value of imports remained almost level with the year before and amounted to 54.7 billion euros. In terms of volume, imports grew by only 0.1 per cent in 2016, while import prices increased by 0.5 per cent. In 2015, the value of exports also fell by four per cent and the volume of imports decreased by 4.7 per cent. Export prices increased by 0.7 per cent that year. The value of imports fell by six per cent due to the drop of 4.7 per cent in volume and 0.8 per cent in prices.

  • Value of exports fell by four per cent in 2016
    Press Release Statistics bulletin 7.2.2017

    According to Finnish Customs’ preliminary data, the value of Finland’s goods exports declined by four per cent in 2016. The value of exports amounted to 51.7 billion euros. The value of imports, on the other hand, remained almost level with the year before and amounted to 54.6 billion euros. In 2015, the exports also decreased by four per cent, but the imports went down by six per cent.

  • Foreign trade of goods 2015 - CD-ROM annual publication has been published
    Statistics bulletin 8.12.2016

    Finnish Foreign Trade annual publication, "Foreign trade of goods 2015"

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2015
    Statistics bulletin 15.9.2016

    As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. Finnish Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. The final foreign trade statistics for 2015 were published on 31 August 2016.

  • Foreign Trade Pocket Statistics 2015
    Statistics bulletin 29.4.2016

    Foreign Trade 2015 Pocket Statistics has been published on Internet in Pdf-format. Also Finnish and Swedish versions are available.

  • Errors found at the CPA1 and CPA 2 level of the foreign trade indexes 2010 = 100
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 31.3.2016

    The foreign trade indexes 2010 = 100 published by the Finnish Customs, i.e. unit value index and volume index, have contained incorrect figures. Errors have been located both in the export and the import unit value and volume indexes for the period of December 2012 to December 2015 at the CPA1 level and for the period January 2013 to December 2015 for imports at the CPA2 level. The incorrect figures were due to a reference error in the new chain linking method used in the statistical production process. The corrections substantially affect the monthly point figures of these indices.

  • Yearly summary (detailed data): Volume of exports fell by 4,7 per cent in 2015
    Statistics bulletin 24.3.2016

    According to Finnish Customs’ preliminary data, the value of Finland’s goods exports declined by four per cent in 2015. The value of exports amounted to 53.8 billion euros. The value of imports declined by six per cent and amounted to 54.3 billion euros. Compared to recent years, there was a significant reduction in the trade deficit last year. The trade balance showed a deficit of 427 million euros in 2015.

  • Yearly summary (preliminary data): Value of exports fell by four per cent in 2015
    Statistics bulletin 8.2.2016

    According to Finnish Customs’ preliminary data, the value of Finland’s goods exports declined by four per cent in 2015. The value of exports amounted to 53.5 billion euros. The value of imports went down by six per cent, dropping to 54.2 billion euros. In 2014, exports stayed level with the previous year and imports decreased by one per cent.

  • Increased share of domestic freight in the value of import trade
    Statistics bulletin 4.12.2015

    Finnish Customs has studied the share of freight and insurance expenses in import trade. The previous survey on the expenses of the import of goods was carried out in 2008. A new survey was carried out based on the 2014 statistical material.

  • Foreign trade of goods 2014 - annual publication has been published
    Statistics bulletin 30.11.2015

    Finnish Foreign Trade annual publication, "Foreign trade of goods 2014"

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2014
    Statistics bulletin 11.9.2015

    As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. Finnish Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. The final foreign trade statistics for 2014 were published on 31 August 2014.

  • Errors found at the CPA 2 level of the foreign trade indexes 2010 = 100
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 30.6.2015

    The foreign trade indexes 2010 = 100 published by the Finnish Customs, i.e. unit value index and volume index, have contained incorrect figures

  • Yearly summary (detailed data): The volume of exports increased by 2.3 per cent in 2014
    Statistics bulletin 27.2.2015

    The value of Finland’s goods exports remained at almost the same level in 2014 as the year before according to the Finnish Customs. The value of exports amounted to over 55.8 billion euros. The value of imports shrank by one per cent and amounted to 57.6 billion euros. The trade deficit decreased in comparison with the previous year. Trade balance showed a deficit of 1.8 billion euros in 2014.

  • Yearly summary (preliminary data): Exports at almost the same level in 2014 as the previous year
    Statistics bulletin 9.2.2015

    The value of Finland’s goods exports remained at almost the same level in 2014 as the year before according to Finnish Customs’ preliminary data. The value of exports amounted to almost 55.8 billion euros. The value of imports shrank by one per cent and amounted to 57.6 billion euros. According to preliminary data, the trade balance showed a deficit of 1.8 billion euros in 2014.

  • Intrastat burden in 2014
    Statistics bulletin 2.2.2015

    Intrastat declarations are used for collecting valuable information on the Finnish foreign trade with other EU countries. Finnish Customs compiles the official foreign trade statistics by combining the data on the trade between Finland and other EU countries with the data on the trade between Finland and non-EU countries, which is obtained from customs declarations. Completing Intrastat declarations is an extra workload for businesses that are providers of statistical information (PSIs). Customs aims to develop the Intrastat declaration process to reduce this burden.

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2013
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 19.9.2014

    As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. Finnish Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. The final foreign trade statistics for 2013 were published on 29 August 2014.

  • Changes to how Customs sends out statistical inquiries as of 29 August 2014
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 28.8.2014

    Finnish Customs compiles the statistics on the foreign trade of goods. One of the ways to confirm the correctness of the statistical information is to send the data providers an inquiry asking them to check the information they have provided. The procedure for sending these inquiries will be altered as of 29 August 2014.

  • Preliminary statistics on the foreign trade of goods, May 2014. The figures 1-5 have been corrected.
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 1.8.2014

    In the publication Preliminary statistics on the foreign trade of goods, May 2014, published in 8.7.2014, errors have been detected in the figures 1-5. The data for May has not been updated in the figures.

  • Statistics on excise duties in Uljas database
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 26.5.2014

    Statistics on excise duties are published in the Customs’ Uljas database starting from May 2014.

  • Decline in export prices pulled export value below zero in 2013
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 28.2.2014

    According to Finnish Customs’ foreign trade statistics, the value of Finland’s goods exports went down by two per cent in 2013 when compared to the previous year. The value of exports amounted to 55.9 billion euros. Last year the value of imports also decreased by two per cent and amounted to 58.1 billion euros. The trade balance showed a deficit of 2.3 billion euros in 2013.

  • Exports decreased slightly in 2013
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 7.2.2014

    According to Finnish Customs’ preliminary data, the value of Finland’s exports of goods, decreased by two per cent in 2013 when compared to 2012. The value of exports amounted to almost 55.9 billion euros. The value of imports also decreased by two per cent and amounted to 58.1 billion euros.

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2012
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 10.9.2013

    As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. Finnish Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. The final foreign trade statistics for 2012 were published on 30 August 2013.

  • Monthly foreign trade statistics to be renewed
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 28.3.2013

    The calculation of the volume and unit value indexes of foreign trade will be renewed starting with the indexes for January 2013. With the new, more expedient publication schedule for indexes, all information concerning a single statistical reference month will be published simultaneously in the monthly foreign trade statistics starting with the information for January 2013.

  • Index calculation to be renewed
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 20.3.2013

    The calculation of the volume and unit value indexes of foreign trade will be renewed starting with the indexes for January 2013.

  • Refining of oil kept the exports going in 2012
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 7.2.2013

    According to the preliminary data of Finnish Customs, the value of Finland’s exports in 2012 remained at almost 57 billion euros, which is at the same level as the previous year. The imports, which decreased by two per cent, amounted to 59 billion euros. According to the preliminary data, the trade balance showed a deficit of 2,3 billion euros, whereas the deficit in 2011 was 3.7 billion euros. The trade with other EU countries showed a deficit of 850 million euros and the external trade a deficit of 1,4 billion euros in 2012.

  • Exports in 2012 remained at the level of previous year due to a weak end of the year
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 7.2.2013

    According to the preliminary data of Finnish Customs, the value of Finland’s exports in 2012 remained at 56.8 billion euros, which is the same level as the previous year. In January–October, the exports showed a little growth, but the growth waned during November–December. The imports decreased by two per cent and amounted to just under 59.1 billion euros. According to the preliminary data, the trade balance showed a deficit of 2.3 billion euros, whereas the deficit in 2011 was 3.7 billion euros.

  • Changes in statistics of transit transports
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 15.1.2013

    Since October 2012 the statistics of transit transports has been published monthly instead of quarterly.

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2011
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin 14.9.2012

    The final foreign trade statistics for 2011 were published on 31 August 2012. As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the next year. National Board of Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics.

  • Record deficit of the trade balance in 2011
    Statistics bulletin 7.2.2012

    In 2011, the Finnish foreign trade showed an exceptional deficit. The deficit amounted to almost 3.6 billion euros. The last time deficits with real values approximately at the same level were experienced was during the oil crisis in 1974 and ’75. As late as in 2010, the balance was 539 million euros in surplus. In 2011, the value of exports was 56.6 billion euros, i.e. eight per cent, higher than in 2010. The imports increased by 16 per cent, to nearly 60.2 billion euros. The imports rose close to the pre-recession level, whereas the value of exports still remained clearly lower than in 2006–2008.

  • Correction to the 2010 foreign trade statistics
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 30.12.2011

    The final foreign trade statistics for 2010 were published on 31 August 2011. However, the National Board of Customs detected an error in the foreign trade statistics which affected the trade balance for 2010 to such an extent that a decision to correct it was taken. The corrected figures have been published in the Uljas service on 30 December 2011. The error only concerned exports. It has not, however, affected the overall picture of the development of Finnish foreign trade that the foreign trade statistics provide.

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2010
    Statistics bulletin 30.12.2011

    The final foreign trade statistics for 2010 were published on 31 August 2011. As of 2010, the final foreign trade figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. The National Board of Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. However, the National Board of Customs detected an error in the foreign trade statistics which affected the trade balance to such an extent that a decision to correct it was taken. The corrected figures have been published in the Uljas service on 30 December 2011. The error only concerned exports. The figures presented in this memorandum have been calculated based on the corrected figures. The correction made to the statistics did not have any significant influence on the general picture of the Finnish economy offered by the foreign trade statistics.

  • Customs will introduce the KATSO identification for Intrastat declaration as of 1 March 2011
    Statistics bulletin Changes in statistics 28.1.2011

    The KATSO identification to be used for sending of intra-EU trade Intrastat declarations via online TYVI service (www.tyvi.fi) will be introduced as of 1 March 2011.This identification is to be used from March regardless of what years or months declarations are being sent.The Katso ID system will be introduced because it allows to reliably identify the owner of the ID and his right to act on behalf of another person when he is signed in using the ID.

  • The quality of the foreign trade statistics at the previous year’s level
    Statistics bulletin 2.9.2010

    In 2009, the preliminary statistics on export and import values published monthly by the National Board of Customs showed approximately the same amount of deviation from the final figures of the statistical year as in 2008. Especially the preliminary export values were close to the final values.

  • The final statistics for 2009 will be published on 31 August 2010
    Statistics bulletin 28.4.2010

    Previously the final statistics of each statistical year have been published in May the following year.Now the publication schedule has been delayed, mainly so that the quality of the statistics for the last months of the previous year can be further improved.Customs will thus in the future follow Eurostat's recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics.

  • Freight and insurance expenses in import trade
    Statistics bulletin 7.7.2009

    The National Board of Customs has studied the share of the freight and insurance expenses in the import trade. The previous survey on expenses of import of goods was carried out in 2002-2003. The new survey was carried out based on the statistical material of year 2007 and spring 2008.

  • The quality of the foreign trade statistics improved
    Statistics bulletin 12.5.2009

    In 2008, the preliminary statistics on export and import values published monthly by the National Board of Customs deviated less than in the year before from the final figures of the statistical year. Especially the preliminary export values were close to the final values.

  • Correction to the press release dated 2.2.2009: New standard industrial classification also to be used in foreign trade statistics
    Statistics bulletin 12.3.2009

    The changes are shown in bold

  • The burden on Intrastat data providers was lightened in 2008
    Statistics bulletin 26.2.2009

    The European Union has published an action plan with the objective to reduce the administrative burden on businesses due to EU legislation by 25 per cent by 2012. Intrastat statistics on intra-EU trade, which is the responsibility of Finnish Customs, is one of the targets of the EU action plan.

  • Exports in 2008 pulled down to the level of 2007 at the end of the year
    Statistics bulletin 9.2.2009

    The value of Finnish exports remained at a little less than 66 billion euros in 2008, which is almost exactly the same level as the previous year. In January-October exports were still increasing by a few per cent, but the 20 per cent drop in the November exports and the 15 per cent drop in December left the total sum of Finnish exports at the same level as in 2007. The imports of 2008 increased by four per cent even though also the value of imports decreased by 15 per cent in December. The trade surplus amounted to a little more than 3.7 billion euros in 2008. The trade surplus has not been lower than that since 1992. In 2007, the trade surplus amounted to almost 6.1 billion euros.

  • New standard industrial classification also to be used in foreign trade statistics
    Statistics bulletin 2.2.2009

    A new standard industrial classification, TOL 2008, will be taken into use in Finland. The classification will be used in foreign trade in goods statistics starting with the statistics for January 2009 which will be published on 3 April 2009.

  • Forest industry products pulled down the exports in August
    Statistics bulletin 10.10.2008

    The value of exports in August remained at 5 billion euros, i.e. five per cent lower than in August last year. The exports were pulled down especially by the forest industry products, as the value of exports of these products was significantly lower than a year ago. During the first part of the year, the development of Finnish foreign trade was weaker than that of the entire EU area or that of our neighbouring country, Sweden.

  • Foreign trade statistics adjusted more in 2007 than earlier
    Statistics bulletin 8.5.2008

    Last year, the preliminary statistics on export and import values published monthly by the National Board of Customs deviated more than in the year before from the final figures of the statistical year.

  • Customs offers free access to foreign trade data over the Internet
    Statistics bulletin 3.4.2008

    Customs wants to stimulate foreign trade with Finland by offering free access to foreign trade data over the Internet. The new Internet service (named ULJAS) will be launched on Thursday, 3 April 2008, at 12 noon. The January 2008 foreign trade statistics will be published at the same time.

  • The data collection of the smallest companies decreases
    Statistics bulletin 3.12.2007

    The compilation of statistics on the foreign trade of goods will change in 2008, as more of the smallest import and export companies are freed from the obligation to provide statistical data on EU internal trade. Behind the decrease in the data collection is an effort to lessen the burden on the respondent companies. In Finland, about 500 export companies and 2 000 import companies will be exempted from the obligation to provide information.

  • Correction to the publication Foreign trade of Finland Volume 1 2005 (cd-rom)
    Statistics bulletin 22.10.2007

    Table 3.1 "Imports by the Combined Nomenclature (CN) and countries of origin in 2005 (CN2)" in the above publication is incorrect. The figures in this table relate to the countries of consignment, and thus the data therein are the same as those under 3.2 "Imports by the Combined Nomenclature (CN) and countries of consignment in 2005 (CN2)".

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